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Our blog

Healthy People, Strong Communities: Found in Translation.

A recent newcomer to Canada and Winnipeg, Yi Zhong is motivated to improve her English so she can integrate into her new home and continue with her career. She volunteers at the Immigrant Centre of Manitoba – a United Way … Continue reading

From Poverty to Possibility: Fixing the cycle.

Three years ago, Adrian Alphonso felt he was coming apart. Newly separated and troubled by addictions, Adrian was also deep in debt with few resources to support himself and his young daughter Elyse. Adrian went to Community Financial Counselling Services—a … Continue reading

Dream on: endless possibilities for a better Winnipeg.

Our annual Community Luncheon & AGM is one the best moments of the year: old friends coming together to celebrate everything we’ve done together and all the progress we’ve seen in the past year. We were pleased to share the … Continue reading

Helping kids be all that they can be: Art Among Friends.

In the basement of artist Shirley Levacy’s Winnipeg home, the Great Blue Art Studio is abuzz with creative energy and conversation. Led by Shirley’s enthusiastic suggestions, three teens are painting together. Katie is a bright, outgoing girl who has taken art classes with Shirley since she was a … Continue reading

Giving young people the tools to be confident adults.

Building young people’s leadership skills can help them better express themselves and gain self confidence. Nine of our Youth United volunteers and eight students from Fort Richmond Collegiate, Miles Macdonell and U of M developed their leadership skills at the … Continue reading

Celebrating the Filipino community in Winnipeg.

Diversity makes Winnipeg a stronger city, with perspectives, talents and resources from many cultures at our fingertips. We’re celebrating 50+ years of a thriving Filipino community in Winnipeg with a feature exhibit in our first floor atrium From Manila to … Continue reading